Do You Make Your Own Lunch During The Work Week?

Do You Make Your Own Lunch During The Work Week?

Making your own lunch provides the oppprtunity to eat more healthily, save a bit of money, and avoid the lunch hour rush . Do you do it?

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We’ve shown you ways to upgrade your work lunch. You could even organise a workplace money lunch to encourage the process among your coworkers. So, how about you?

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Feel free to expand on your approach and reasons in the comments.


  • 99% of the time my partner and I both take leftovers from the previous night’s dinner for lunch. Considering most lunch meals around here are about $10, it saves us about $100 a week. Plus it’s a lot easier to maintain a healthy weight.

    • Yeah, it’s amazing how much that cost adds up – $10 is a reasonable estimate, two people do that 5 days a week for 48 weeks of the year, you’ve spent nearly $5000 on lunch

  • I eat at work because we have a canteen and a roast with vegetables is $6. I figure it’s not too expensive, there’s variety every day and I don’t have to spend time preparing lunches for myself. I’m also not a big fan of leftovers. I usually only cook enough for each particular meal.

  • I keep a “pantry” (tins of tuna, soups, rice crackers, brown rice) and packets of frozen veg at work. I’ll either bring from home or eat from my work pantry 3-4 times a week and buy the rest. It’s convenient to have a supply of somewhat healthy food at work so that I can have a quick lunch when pressed for time at home or during my work day.

  • Unless I know we have a work lunch on, I’ll make extra of whatever I’m cooking for dinner the night before. Since I only cook for two most nights, it’s just as easy to make an extra serve (or two). If I’ve eaten out the night before, I’ll more than likely just grab a canned soup or a premade salad from the supermarket.

    Edit: I’ve made it a news years resolution that even if I’ve brought lunch/eat at my desk, I still leave the office at lunch time, even if it’s just to walk around the block.

  • If I’m not having re-used leftovers, then for the most part I snack on an apple or some nuts and raisins. If I’ve had a decent cooked breakfast, I could probably even skip lunch most days.

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